20 Hopes for My Spirited Child 

Do you have a spirited child? We all have big dreams for our kids, here are some hopes I have for mine, it includes the patience for those who don't always understand him.

Being the mother of a spirited child is not always easy. Sometimes it’s challenging, often exhausting, and always rewarding. When others see snippets of my boy’s spirited nature they might quip that he’s ‘too loud’, ‘talks too much’, ‘interrupts’ or ‘doesn’t listen’. What they don’t always see, is that he is highly inquisitive, very analytical, […]

Why Saying “Calm Down” To Your Kids Doesn’t Actually Work

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It’s something I have written about a lot on here. Spirited kids, difficult kids, intense kids…helping them calm down, teaching them tactics to calm themselves.  It’s something that we all understand as parents, what it means to calm down. But guess who doesn’t? Our kiddos. I know for me, and I’m willing to bet for […]

Best Resources for the Angry Child (and their Parents too!)

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I receive a small commission for any purchases made using these links. Do you have an angry child? Books are a fantastic way to help deal with transitions, issues that a child might be facing, or for dealing with emotions. Whenever I am having a ‘problem’ as a parent, […]

5 Tips for Flying with Kids

Tips for Flying with Kids Let’s face it…flying with children can be daunting at worst, and exhausting at best. It requires much preparation and attention, but can provide you with many opportunities for lasting memories and fun! A little bit of organization and confidence can make the whole process a bit simpler. Here are a […]

Nebula Calm Down Jar: Sensory & Science 

Why make a nebula calm down jar? I have written before about how raising spirited kids can be both challenging and rewarding. Something I get often in the comments is “well, aren’t all kids like that?” Truth is, yes. If you are a parent of a spirited child (aff link), you might know that their […]

How to Help an Angry Child Calm Down PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE

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Regulating emotions can be difficult for any child, those with more of a natural inclination to anger can have an especially difficult time. It is our job as parents to find ways to not only help them calm down when becoming upset, but to help them learn to calm down anywhere and in any given situation. […]

Spring Clean Your Relationship with 5 Steps

Why Spring Clean Your Relationship? Spring is here! It’s that time of year when everyone cleans crumbs out of the back of the pantry, dust bunnies out from under the bed, and scrubs the grime from little hands from all of the doorways in the house. Spring cleaning your home is important, but have you […]

5 Potty Training Essentials for Quick Success

Potty-training. UGH. If you are a parent, you’ve been there. My kids were fairly easy to potty train, and still, all I can say is UGH. It’s a rite of passage for parents and toddlers alike. Potty-training success adds a badge to motherhood and promotes the toddler to ‘big-kid’ status. It’s an exciting accomplishment, but one […]